| May 15, 2013
| 4:27 PM
The words "broad spectrum" will take on new meaning for the public this summer. Those are the magic words the feds have desginated for the most effective sunblock products. Under new rules that took effect in December, the U.S. Food & Drug...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 4:17 PM
A tan isn't worth teens increasing their risk for skin cancer. The General Assembly should send that unequivocal message by passing a proposed ban on the use of indoor tanning devices for those under the age of 18.
This is hardly a risky position. It...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 1:46 PM
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Across the nation, lawmakers are debating where to draw the line on young teen tanning, considering proposals that would make it illegal to expose minors to ultraviolet rays from sunlamps.
Those who support such a ban say the...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 2:30 PM
| May 28, 2013
| 10:16 AM
The sauna that is Florida in the summer has arrived a bit ahead of schedule this year, which means those of us who work out in the great outdoors need a superhero sunscreen that can withstand prolific perspiration.
But now the federal Food and Drug ...
| May 29, 2013
| 7:05 AM
$1.5 billion budget fiasco? Fuhgeddaboudit.
We got more important stuff to legi-ti-mize in our Connecticut General Assembly. Like beer pouches and mattresses and tanning beds and crapped-out-for-profit-school diplomas.
Yep, those are the sorts of...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 4:18 PM
Name: Z Blok sunscreen
What it is: a sunscreen with an SPF of 30-plus with UVA and UVB protection that's designed for kids and adults with sensitive eyes and skin. The active ingredients are octinoxate (7.5 percent), oxybenzone (4 percent) and zinc...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 2:17 PM
From sledding and skiing to building a snowman in the backyard, winter offers a wonderland of fun activities for children.
But the cold-weather months can also pose safety concerns, such as frostbite and hypothermia, recreational mishaps and the spread...
| May 3, 2013
| 2:30 AM
| Apr 11, 2013
| 7:51 AM
The Roanoke City Fire EMS Department transported 3 patients to Carilion Roanoke Memorial for burns within a matter of 3 days.
All 3 of these patients were taken to the UVA Medical Center Burn Unit.
They were all 3 very different burns:
- One burn...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 7:56 AM
With spring break and lovely spring weather right around the corner, it is vital to prepare your child for activities in the sun. Minor and serious sun issues can be avoided by following some simple rules regarding sun safety. There is no need for a...